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Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

Lachrymatory or tear catcher. :P ~ The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Rome and Egypt, when mourners would collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Tear bottles re-appeared during the 19th century Victorian era, when tears were collected in bottles with special stoppers; the teams evaporated and once gone, the mourning period ended, but the bottle remained as a token of eternal devotion. ...

Butterfly specimens at Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Taxidermy. I have started my own little collection too for my future library/ office.

Butterfly specimens at Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Taxidermy. I have started my own little collection too for my future library/ office.

I thought this movie wasn't going to be very good but it ended up being one of my favorite Marvel movies!!

I thought this movie wasn't going to be very good but it ended up being one of my favorite Marvel movies!!

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

1870 Victorian Tear bottle. Those mourning the loss of loved ones would collect their tears in bottles. When the tears had evaporated, the mourning period would end.

1812 This bottle is taken from a medicine chest that belonged to the Duke of Kent. It was made by Savory and Moore, a firm of pharmacists in the West End. Thomas Paytherus established a pharmacy on Bond Street in 1794. He later took on Thomas Field Savory and Thomas Moore as partners in 1806 and sold them the business upon his retirement in 1811.

1812 This bottle is taken from a medicine chest that belonged to the Duke of Kent. It was made by Savory and Moore, a firm of pharmacists in the West End. Thomas Paytherus established a pharmacy on Bond Street in 1794. He later took on Thomas Field Savory and Thomas Moore as partners in 1806 and sold them the business upon his retirement in 1811.

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